2009 New Orleans
A REPORT ON THE
OMNI ROYAL ORLEANS HOTEL
The Conference featured celebrated professional historians and well-known published authors speaking and sharing their expertise. n unusual and very entertaining concert of Napoleonic music fore the guitar with accompanying vocals was well received. As usual, the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel is provided gourmet meals and the convivial ambiance for which the New Orleans French Quarter is widely known.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, September 24
SPECIAL PRESIDENT’S DINNER
Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel
The Windsor Court Hotel is the only hotel in New Orleans – and in all of Louisiana – to be honored with both Mobil Four Stars and AAA Four Diamonds.The new Executive Chef Drew Dzejak comes to the city’s premier hotel from one of Orient-Express’s most esteemed properties, Charleston Place, in Charleston, South Carolina, where he had an illustrious career.
The menu showcased innovative contemporary American cuisine with Southern influences, local ingredients and a unique concept providing an upscale dining experience.
Friday, September 25
DINNER and CONCERT
Speaker: Sheperd Paine
“The Napoleonic Era in Miniature”
“Empire Aesthetics: Music of the Napoleonic Salon.”
A recre4ation of the beauty of a Great Ladies Napoleonic Salon, with authentic music for the guitar and vocals from the “Golden Age of the Guitar” Classical Guitarist: John Rankin was accompanied by Soprano and Tenor Vocalists.
Saturday, September 25
MORNING WITH THE AUTHORS
A presentation of four renowned Authors discussing their new publications. A question and answer period and book signing to follow.
Professor Susan Nicassio
Imperial City: Rome, Romans and Napoleon
Napoleon’s Great Escape: The Battle on the Berezina
Pavi in the Borderlands
Speaker 12:30- 1:15 pm
Lt. Col. William Colligan,
Defense Intelligence College
“Napoleon’s Strategic Ally:
The U.S.’s Contribution to the End of the Napoleonic War.”
LOUISIANA SATE MUSEUM
We heard a special presenytation on the Museum and it collections, in cluding one of the original death masks of Napoleon. followed by a wine and cheese reception.
ANNUAL SOCIETY BANQUET
Special Guest: 6:30-7:15 pm
Marshal Louise-Alexandre Berthier
“Berthier’s American Adventure”
as performed by: John Beresford Welsh, Esq.
Sunday, September 27
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR
OF NEW ORLEANS
by The Louisiana State Museum
A two- hour guided tour of French and American historical sites.